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Tony Phillips, “The Space Between,” 1993. (Courtesy Elmhurst Art Museum)

Colorful and playful paintings hang next to erotic works and dark visions. An overlooked group of Chicago artists is getting its due – at a museum in Elmhurst.

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Gertrude Abercrombie is a one-of-a-kind Chicago artist. Though she has been gone for 40 years, she is now getting a rare show at the Elmhurst Art Museum. 

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His artwork is in the collections of George Lucas, Jay-Z and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We get a preview of the show “Hebru Brantley: Forced Field” at the Elmhurst Art Museum.

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From the exhibition “Kings and Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago.” (James Prinz / Elmhurst Art Museum)

Pinball machines and Ed Paschke paintings go side by side as a suburban museum becomes an artful arcade.

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"Designs for Living" article in July 1961 Playboy magazine issue. (Courtesy of Elmhust Art Museum)

We revisit an exhibition in suburban Elmhurst that examines how Playboy exposed its readers to new concepts in architecture and design.

Spotlight on Wildly Different Shows that Offer Light, Dark, and the Unexpected

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Set your clocks forward on Sunday -- but not before you shine a light on some excellent art opportunities.

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 A Halloween Celebration at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Bill T. Jones at Columbia College, and an exhibit about the 1893 World’s Fair at The Field Museum; Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on this weekend.

You Might Need a Visual Aid for this Art Show to Come Into Focus

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Binoculars are for sightseeing or the cheap seats at the opera house, but an exhibition at the Elmhurst Art Museum would be even more pleasurable with a pair of field glasses.

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Law of Interchange by Peggy Macnamara

Meet the Field Museum's artist-in-residence. We get a behind-the-scenes tour of a most unusual studio environment.

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Law of Interchange by Peggy Macnamara

Meet the Field Museum's artist-in-residence. We get a behind-the-scenes tour of a most unusual studio environment.